Actor: Gerran Howell
The main character of Young Dracula, Vlad is the son and heir of Count Dracula, as well as being the Chosen One. Unfortunately for his father, all Vlad wants to be is a normal human boy. Vlad's desires result in a rejection of vampiric ways and the befriending of "breathers", particularly Robin and Erin. Despite this, Vlad cares greatly for his family and, as the series progresses, becomes more confident in his role.
- Actual Pacifist: At least at the start of the show.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Vlad fits the trope for Ingrid.
- Anti Anti Christ: The vampires' long awaited Chosen One. He didn't want to be the Chosen One, though. He didn't even want to be a vampire.
- Badass Cape: Usually when he is around other vampires or when he is going to use his vampire powers.
- Berserk Button: Want to have the Chosen One hunting you down? Threaten his family or friends.
- Black Blood: it's what Vlad bleeds from his eyes in the season 4 finale
- Beware the Nice Ones: Vlad is normally the nicest vampire when it come to breathers. Then the slayers use Ingrid as bait, nearly killing her several times. The result left a pair of hard-core slayers speechless and terrified.
- Beware the Honest Ones: None of the vampires seem to get Vlad, culminating in Dracula's "over my dead body" when Vlad declares he's going to get Ingrid. Interestingly, the slayers predicted he would, meaning that humans understand Vlad better than his own kind.
- The Chosen One: In Season 2.
- Cursed with Awesome: Vlad repeatedly tries to find a cure for vampirism and wants to be "normal" at any cost. Robin envies him and his vampire family.
- Dhampyr: Vlad is the son of Count Dracula and a human woman named Sally Giles. In-universe, half-vampires are referred to as Dimidius.
- Dimidius derives from Latin, meaning "half" or "halved".
- Deadpan Snarker
- Evil Costume Switch: An interesting example in episode 3x01 has Vlad change from his school uniform into a black leather jumpsuit and black cape to go rescue Ingrid from the slayers. He's not actually turning evil but he is embracing the vampire side of himself.
- The Fettered
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: What Vlad wants his family to be.
- Half-Human Hybrid
- Horrible Judge of Character: At least, when it came to Boris post-transformation. Possibly more a Willing Suspension of Disbelief on Vlad's part.
- Many of the other characters think that Vlad is this, as he often trusts those who would kill him, like Ingrid or the Van Helsings.
- I Hate You Vampire Parents: Vlad has touches of this at times. Far worse with Magda than with the Count.
- I Just Want to Be Normal
- Incredibly Lame Pun: Seems to be quite fond of these. Commented on by other characters.Bertrand: Revamp you? Really?
- Only Sane Man: When compared with other vampires, at least.
- Reluctant Warrior
- This Is Your Brain on Evil: Episode 3x08. Mere words cannot describe the awesomeness.
- Took a Level in Badass: Between Seasons 2 and 3, and again during 3x09.
- Vampires Are Sex Gods: At the beginning of series 3 lot of fans think Gerran Howell went quite hot.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Can sometimes act like this due to his father's disappointment at him not wanting to be a vampire.
- White Sheep
Actor: Keith-Lee Castle.
The father of Vlad and Ingrid, Count Dracula adores being a Vampire and cannot understand Vlad's lack of enthusiasm. While the Count claims to be "the Prince of Darkness", he often shows compassion and frequently ignores Vampire convention, such as assosiating with humans. The Count desires to make Vlad into his true heir, and is frequently dissapointed with his son's desire to be normal. He ignores Ingrid because she's a girl.
- Anti-Villain: Type I.
- Abusive Parents: Shows blatant favouritism for Vlad over Ingrid, even though Ingrid is the one who acts like a proper vampire.
- It could be argued that he's also abusive to Vlad based on his inability to accept that Vlad isn't a younger copy of himself, but it's much less blatant than his abuse of Ingrid.
- Badass Longcoat: Part of his "breather" look. So much so that a swarm of people mistake him for a rock star.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He can be a source of much comic relief, particularly when his contempt for "breathers" and their culture comes up, but never forget that he is a ruthless monster who thinks nothing of violence, sadism, and murder.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He constantly talks about how bloodthirsty and terrifying he is.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Despite it all, there do seem to be some lines the Count won't cross.
- Fully-Embraced Fiend: In contrast to his son, he's proud to be a vampire, and is often annoyed with Vlad's attempts at acting like a human.
- Historical In-Joke: Tends to be the focus of them.
- I Hate You Vampire Daughter
- I Love You, Vampire Son: He really does care about Vlad, albeit in his twisted way, and actually was genuinely worried for him in the series 2 finale. Also, he's notably the only family member who seems to like Vlad.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's nicknamed "the Draculoser" in-universe and frequently made fun of for other characters for being a washed-up has-been who can barely even take down livestock, but every now and then he'll make reference to the fact that in his heyday he was Vlad the Impaler, killer of thousands and one of the most horrifically ruthless dictators ever to walk the face of the earth.
- Pivotal Wake-up
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He takes a very dim view of women, partly due to being from the 15th century and partly due to his frustration over Magda divorcing him.
- Stalker with a Crush: To Miss McCauley.
- Vampires Are Sex Gods: The actor, Keith-Lee Castle, is pretty attractive.
Actress: Clare Thomas
Vlad's attractive older sister. One of the most self-assured and cruel characters, Ingrid embraces her Vampiric side, desiring to be Vampire queen. Despite this, the Count belittles her, preferring to spend time training Vlad. This causes Ingrid to become both angry and bitter towards her father and brother, resulting in several murder attempts.
- Anti-Villain: Varies between Type I and straight villain.
- Big Brother Bully: A female variant; she spends a lot of time trying to get Vlad in trouble due to envy of his being the Count's favourite, or just to prove how evil she is.
- Cain and Abel: Leaves Vlad for dead at the end of Series 2.
- Also tries to stake Vlad in Bad Vlad, and forms a group of female vampires to kill Vlad in Hit Chicks.
- The Caligula: In the Series 2 finale.
- Can't Get in Trouble for Nuthin'
- Electra Complex: Leaves the Count in a UV cage at the end of Series 2.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Ingrid is excited to become evil incarnate by joining with her blood mirror self, but draws the line when it suggests she kill her boyfriend Will and decides to run off.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: For all that she hates The Count's treatment of her, she will occasionally show genuine distress when his life is in danger. Also, she and Vlad do get the occasional Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other moment. "A Matter of Life and Chess" is a good example of both of these.
- Fille Fatale —> Femme Fatale: And she's well aware of it. In her own words: "twice as beautiful, three times as evil."
- Fully-Embraced Fiend: She's the monstrous vampire that her father wants Vlad to be.
- Green-Eyed Monster: A lot of her hostility towards her family clearly comes from not only being The Unfavorite all her life, but the universe seemingly agreeing by making her brother The Chosen One despite his complete disinterest in it.
- I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Ingrid suffers this, though it is mostly because the Count largely ignores her.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: After becoming full vampire, she goes from being merely a bully to a monster willing to murder anyone — human or vampire — to get her way.
- Uncanny Valley Girl: No one notices, of course. Except Eric Van Helsing.
- Ungrateful Bastard: She actually acknowledges that Erin saved her life - but only so that Vlad will think she has a reason to help save her in return. All the while, she's planning to have Erin killed.
- The Unfavorite: The Count blatantly favors Vlad over her. A strong example of this is shown in "Blood Relations": She asks for money for new shoes (as her old ones are both worn out and too small) and he responds that he can't spare the money and tells her to walk around barefoot. A few minutes later, Vlad asks for money for party decorations, The Count gives him twice what he asked for. The Count also openly admits he loves Vlad more than Ingrid on multiple occasions.
- Vampires Are Sex Gods: All the boys at Stokely Grammar School are infatuated with her.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: As a result of the Count completely ignoring her, even though she wants to be his heir and Vlad doesn't.
Voice Actor: Andy Bradshaw, Animatronics: Colin Newman, Puppeteer: Garry Rutter
- Bad Ass Bookworm: Probably the smartest person in the castle, as shown when he helps Vlad revise for his vampire tests (he even has a pair of reading glasses!), and as for the badass part? Well he is a hellhound owned by Count Dracula...
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappears sometime into season 3.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Vlad: I hate being a vampire! It really sucks!Zoltan: Isn't that rather the point?
- Shout-Out: Named after the B-Movie 'Zoltan: Hound of Dracula'
- Team Pet: Often called a 'stuffed dog' by Ingrid and The Count (on account of having the appearance of a roll-along toy), much to his and Vlad's distaste...
Actor: Craig Roberts
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Due to his semi-gothic persona and obsession with vampires, Robin is something of an annoyance to his elder siblings Ian and Paul (and vice versa).
- Changeling Fantasy: In one episode, at least.
- I Just Want to Be Special
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: He gets mind-wiped, along with every other human present, in Season 2's finale.
- Muggle Best Friend: To Vlad
- Your Vampires Suck: Despite the fact that they are best friends, this is often Robin's reaction to Vlad's powerless state.
Actress: Lucy Borja-Edwards
- Deadpan Snarker
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Mindwiped in 2x13.
- Only Sane Man
- Child Prodigy
- Chloe: Hieroglyphics!Robin: Chloe, I don't think a 10 year old girl can translate complex, Egyptian hierogly-Chloe: Danger, do not open! Run, hide!
Eric Van Helsing
Actor: Terence Maynard
Eric Van Helsing is an ineffectual, yet extreemly dedicated, slayer. Van Helsing's cover identity is as a woodwork teacher at Stokely Grammar, where he initially believes Robin to be a vampire, but soon decides to focus on Vlad. This results in many failed attempts to slay the Draculas. It is revealed that his obsession caused his marrage with Mina to break up before the series started. Van Helsing desperately wants his son, Jonno, to follow in his path as a slayer, despite Jonno's initial resistance to the idea. Van Helsing is mind-wiped at the end of Series 2, and in Series 3, it's revealed that he was killed by vampires.
- Abusive Parents: Just like the Count, he can't accept that his son isn't a younger version of himself. It is clear in season one that Johnno doesn't want to be a slayer but he just keeps forcing him into it and trying to make him feel like he is nothing if he doesn't become a slayer.
- Badass Longcoat: Not that he's exceptionally badass, but Eric Van Helsing does look quite impressive in his.
- Bumbling Dad: What Jonno sees him as in Series 1.
- Bus Crash: And it was Vlad's fault.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He never slays a vampire and his plans irritate the Draculas more than anything else. He does eventually slay a vampire, but then forgets about it due to Vlad's mind-wipe.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Vlad makes him forget about vampires at the end of Series 2.
- Vampire Hunter
Actor: Harry Ferrier
- First Love: The first boy Ingrid has actual feelings for.
- Killed Off for Real: In the Series 2 finale, he is dusted while fighting the slayers who are attacking the castle.
- Transhuman Treachery: While a Nice Guy as a human, after Ingrid turns him into a vampire Will has no problem threatening the Branaghs or conspiring with Ingrid to get her father killed so she can take over.
Actor: Simon Ludders
- Abusive Parents: Not Renfield himself, but his father is a great example of this. He's more slightly veering towards failing sadistic babysitter when it comes to his interactions with the young Draculas.
- Ambiguously Bi: Generally is attractive to otherwise unconventionally attractive females. However, often shows himself to be possibly attracted to the Count, getting jealous when he spends time with other people who aren't him. That being said, it's Renfield, so best not to think too hard about it.
Renfield: No, please don't go, you're too beautiful to die!The Count: ...
- When the Count informs Renfield that he is going to the Slayers' base.
- Butt-Monkey: Prime example.
- Disguised in Drag: Renfield in a dress was mentioned in Series 3 as being a plan that "never fails".
- Minion with an F in Evil
- Sycophantic Servant
- The Renfield: Serving vampires tends to go with the name.
Jonno Van Helsing
Actor: Terry Haywood
- I Just Want to Be Normal
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Subverted—he was faking.
- Fake Memories: Thinks he was a couple with Ingrid back in Stokely, due to his brain filling in the holes with these after his mindwipe. Subverted again; he's lying.
- Vampire Hunter
- You Killed My Father: Explains his vendetta against Vlad. Vlad didn't kill Van Helsing, but an unforeseen consequence of mindwiping him was that he was defenseless when he ran into vampires between Seasons 2 and 3, who killed him.
Actress: Sydney Rae White
- Bound and Gagged: In "All For One".
- Bus Crash: She is killed by Shadow Warriors in between series' 4 and 5.
- Dhampyr: She's first introduced as a "half-fang." Subverted in that she was faking.
- Double Subverted since she is now a half-fang
- Interspecies Romance: With Vlad.
- Ship Tease: With Vlad before it becomes canon.
- Vampire Hunter
Magda Carmilla Elizabeta Bathoria Westenra
Actress: Donna Grant
Magda is the ex-wife of Count Dracula (though she claims the two never married), and the mother of Vlad and Ingrid. Before the series started she ran off with a werewolf named Patrick, with whom, in Series 3, it is revealed she had a son, Wolfie. Magda returns back to her vampire family occasionally, solely to manipulate them into giving her something she wants.
- Abusive Parents: Has been leaving the family since Vlad and Ingrid were both really young. Shows up only to utterly manipulate them all. Arguably gets on better with Ingrid, but that doesn't really mean much.
- The Caligula: Sort of in her Series 3 appearance.
- Femme Fatale: Uses this to manipulate The Count as she pleases.
- I Hate You Vampire Children: She really seems to resent having to play Mother.
- Missing Mom: Shows up twice a season. Implied in the first series to only be keeping in contact with Ingrid.
- Overly Long Name
- Parent Service: Actress Donna Grant is gorgeous and Magda can be described as being 'for the Dads'.
- Vampires Are Sex Gods: Magda really plays to this more so than any other adult vampire the show has.
Actor: Lorenzo Rodriguez
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Averted. Wolfie seems to get along fine with his older half-siblings, preferring to annoy Renfield.
- Morality Pet: To the Count. Somewhat tempered by the fact that he views him as an actual pet.
Bertrand du Fortunesa
Actor: Cesare Taurasi
- Cassandra Truth: Keeps warning Vlad about the Shapeshifter, but is ignored due to the ongoing vampire-breather coexistence problems.
- Killed Off for Real: In Season 4, the Shapeshifter takes his form and makes Vlad think Bertrand has betrayed him, unfortunately leading him to stake the real Bertrand.
- Mentor: Fits a few of the archetypes.
- Properly Paranoid
Actor: Tom GibbonsErin's half-fang brother who was turned vampire by Ingrid during her attack on Stokely.
- Killed Off for Real
- Ungrateful Bastard: Shows elements of this towards Erin, though it is justified.
- Vampire Hunter: Formerly. He and Erin come from a family of slayers.
Actor: Robbie GeeA powerful vampire who sits on the Vampire Council, he plots to stop Vlad's attempts to make a peace between vampires and slayers.
Actor: Richard SouthgateA dangerous young street vampire who leads a gang of 'ferals', and another major threat to Vlad's attempted peace. He is working with a mysterious shapeshifter.
- The Casanova: Ingrid and Erin (after being turned into a vampire) seemed to fall for his charms. Luckily the former didn't happen. Although it turned out they weren't related after all.
- The Dragon
- Disappeared Dad: Motive for taking over the throne since he is the Count's lost long son.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: Went between working with and against the Draculas several times, even when it wasn't due to his mother's plot.
- Really 700 Years Old: Can be assumed to be if the Count ran out on him and his mother in the 1700s.
Mina Van Helsing
Actress: Jo-Anne Knowles
- Missing Mom: For all of Season One and the first half of Season Two.
- Took a Level in Badass: From unsuspecting breather to vampire slayer.
- Vampire Hunter
Miss Alexandra McCauley
Actress: Letty Butler
- Ship Tease: With the Count.
Actress: Natasha StokesRamanga's beloved daughter, who becomes Vlad's fiancée as part of an attempt to gain the powers of the Chosen One.
SethiusReleased from the Praedictum Impaver, claiming the be the Chosen One whose sole purpose is to lead vampires against humans. And then when there is no food left let all vampires fight out each other in anarchy.
- Bald of Evil
- Big Bad
- Deadpan Snarker
- Evil Laugh
- Precision-Guided Boomerang: His weapon.
- Sealed Evil in a Can
- We Can Rule Together: One of the first things said to Vlad.
Shapeshifter / Elizabeta Dracula
Mysterious Shapeshifter who appears to Malik to try and overtake the Dracula Throne. Revealed to be not only Malik's mother but also the count's lover whom he abandoned and the murderer of the count's second brother.
- Big Bad
- Black Widow
- The Chessmaster
- Deal with the Devil: Playing on the Count's parental abuse towards her offers, this to Ingrid.
- Drugged Lipstick
- Fate Worse than Death: Trapped in a Zone Crystal, which is suppose to be torture in its own right, in the lake which resides in the blood mirror. There is no way she is coming back considering how Vlad couldn't get out of the Zone Crystal himself, and the fact that only he can open the portal between their realm and the blood mirror realm.
- Mama Bear: Although she primarily wants revenge she is looking out for her son. And immediately comes to his aid if he is threatened.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Clearly the most threating villan to date sinceshe has caused the death of three major characters, and nearly killed the Dracula Family.
- Superpower Lottery: Along with her standard vampire powers and shape shifting she has:
- Woman Scorned
- Xanatos Gambit
Actor: Aneirin Hughes
Actress: Beth Robert
Ian and Paul Branagh
Actors: Ben McGregor (Ian), Luke Bridgeman (Paul)
Actor: Philip Brodie
- Evil Uncle
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Played straight then subverted when he decides to become not-so-friendly.
- HeelFace Turn: Went from bloodthirsty vampire to soy-sustaining artificially tanned vamp. He's the former again.
Actor: Ciaran Joyce
- Anti-Villain: Type II. It's not his fault he wasn't as strong as his blood-mirror self.
- Became Their Own Antithesis: From The Cutie and The Comically Serious with "Well Done, Son!" Guy and Rebellious Rebel tendencies to a handsome devil and The Charmer who becomes an Antagonistic Offspring. Bonus points for actually using a mirror.
- Hollywood Nerd
- FaceHeel Turn
- Killed Off for Real